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Ralph Silber – Executive Director

Ralph Silber has a Master’s degree from UC Berkeley in Public Health, with a concentration in health policy and planning. He has more than thirty years of experience in community health, primary care, and health policy. For more than 30 years, he has served as the Executive Director of the Alameda Health Consortium, the association of eight non-profit community health centers in Alameda County, California. He is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Community Health Center Network, a managed care and practice management organization with 140,000 managed care members. Mr. Silber is a founding member of the Board of Directors of the California Primary Care Association and the Chair of the National Association of Community Health Centers, Health Center Controlled Network Task Force. He has served on numerous government advisory committees at the federal, state, and county levels and has delivered presentations at numerous national conferences. He has held research and teaching positions at both UC Berkeley and Stanford. He has authored articles in the American Journal of Public Health and Medical Care.

 

Greg C. Garrett – Chief Policy and External Affairs Officer

Greg Garrett brings more than a decade of health policy, strategy, finance and operations experience to help leverage opportunities for community health centers. He has experience in managed care, having served as the Chief Strategy and Government Affairs Officer for the Center for Elders Independence in Oakland. He also was the Chief Operating Officer at the Bill Wilson Center in Santa Clara, a behavioral health agency focused on homeless youth and families. In addition, Greg has 15 years of public and private sector experience working to improve conditions in underserved communities as a Director in the City of Oakland’s Economic Development Agency, and also as Vice-President of an Oakland-based affordable housing development organization. Greg was a former member of the Board, and past Chairperson, of the California Housing Partnership Corporation, and he has served on numerous other planning and advisory committees. Greg holds a Master of Public Health from San Francisco State University and a Bachelor of Arts in International Political Economy from UC Berkeley.

 

Njeri McGee-Tyner – Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer

Njeri McGee-Tyner is the Chief Eligibility and Enrollment Officer and has been with Alameda Health Consortium since 2007. She has extensive experience in enrollment and retention strategies for health insurance programs. Her professional years of experience include public health programs, staff trainings, and project planning and implementation. Njeri has served on numerous planning, advisory committees, and non-profit boards. She is extremely dedicated and passionate about her work with a desire to implement projects that provide access to healthcare for underserved communities. She is a graduate of the Blue Shield Foundation’s Clinic Leadership Institute’s Emerging Leaders program. Njeri holds a B.S. degree in Health Sciences from California State University, East Bay.

 

Saleena Gupte – Director, Behavioral Health Integration Initiative

 

Latonya Thompson – Director of Finance

Latonya Thompson is the Director of Finance for the Alameda Health Consortium and the Community Health Center Network and has been with the companies since 2003. Latonya received her BBA in accounting from Howard University. After spending the beginning of her professional career in the world of private accounting, she found that working to improve accessibility for the low-income and uninsured populations in Alameda County to be more fulfilling and aligned with her own world views. Besides running the accounting departments for two organizations, and CHCN’s eligibility department, she also serves as Treasurer of her homeowner’s association board.

 

Rhodora Ursua – Director of Programs

Rhodora Ursua received her Master’s degree in Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on Population Health.  Prior to joining the Consortium, she administered community health initiatives for more than 15 years from managing a restorative justice program at Asian American Recovery Services, overseeing a community health worker initiative at the NYU School of Medicine, to strengthening local organizations’ capacity as tobacco control change agents while working at Asian Pacific Partners for Empowerment, Advocacy and Leadership.

 

Hilda Ochoa – Executive Assistant/Projects Manager

Dan Clanon – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home IT Systems Specialist

Dan ClanonDan Clanon has been helping HIV ACCESS clinics implement and maintain electronic health records (EHR) since 2002. He is currently working on a Patient Centered Medical Home demonstration project at the same ACCESS clinics, and will be helping to allow EHRs to support panel management at those programs. Dan has a BA in marine biology from the University of California Santa Cruz and has worked as an IT support professional since 1997.

 

Eugene Canson – Health Policy Analyst

 

Oscar Rodriguez – Project Manager, Eligibility & Enrollment

Oscar Rodriguez has been with Alameda Health Consortium since April 2017. He graduated from San Jose State University with a B.S. in Health Science. He previously worked as a Health Care Navigator for Planned Parenthood Marmonte where he conducted outreach and enrollment for Santa Clara County’s Primary Care Access Program. Oscar’s passion for helping provide access to health care stems from a time when he was uninsured and relied on eligibility and enrollment workers to help him navigate the numerous programs available and help him decide which was best for him. In his free time, he enjoys Crossfit, hiking and travel.

 

Jody Sahota – Advocacy & Communications Manager

 

Megan Crowley – HIV ACCESS Patient-Centered Medical Home Project Coordinator

Megan Crowley joined the Consortium as the HIV ACCESS PCMH Project Coordinator in May 2012. Most recently, she was the Program Coordinator for the Partnership for Family Health, a consortium of clinics providing HIV Primary Care and supportive services to women, youth, and children in Northern Manhattan, New York City. Megan’s experience also includes working at Planned Parenthood Golden Gate, César E. Chávez Institute, and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. She received her MPH in 2008 from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, focusing on Sexuality and Health.

 

Luna Luo – Project Assistant

Luna graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Health Administration and Policy. Before joining Alameda Health Consortium, she served four years at a nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska, advocating quality health care for the community. Luna believes in working to keep the community health centers informed on the impact of policy changes and is excited to collaborate with them and the AHC/CHCN team on improving access to health care for the underserved.

 

 

Elizabeth Ante – Administrative Assistant 

Elizabeth Ante is the Administrative Assistant for the Alameda Health Consortium. She has been with the consortium for five years. Elizabeth was born and raised in the Philippines, and graduated from St. Scholastica’s College where she studied Business Administration. Her passion in life is dancing and during her free time, she enjoys teaching ballroom dance.